ENGE414-21T2 (C) Term Two 2021

Applied Hydrogeology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 26 April 2021
End Date: Sunday, 6 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 2 May 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 May 2021

Description

The Applied Hydrogeology course provides postgraduate students in engineering geology and environmental science with a sound understanding of the nature and occurrence of groundwater, various techniques for resource evaluation, contaminant transport issues, and a brief introduction to groundwater modelling. The course is an integrated one, developing both geological aspects of groundwater occurrence and chemistry, as well as pragmatic methods for quantifying flow parameters and aquifer characteristics.

Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
1. Assess hydrogeological controls on groundwater storage and flow.
2. Use a selection of laboratory skills to estimate permeability.
3. Design and interpret aquifer tests in simple aquifer systems.
4. Characterise groundwater flow and quality using standard field techniques.
5. Critically evaluate groundwater recharge volume and timing.
6. Use hand calculations and computer modelling to simulate groundwater flow and contaminant transport in simple aquifer systems. This includes simulating surface water-groundwater interaction and groundwater pumping as well as applying basic model calibration concepts.
7. Discuss issues relating to sustainable groundwater management.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

(1) MATH101 or
MATH102 or
MATH103 and (2) approval from the Head of Department of Geological Sciences

Restrictions

ENGE 478

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab
26 Apr - 2 May
01-P2 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab
17 May - 23 May
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
31 May - 6 Jun
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
31 May - 6 Jun
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 10 May - 16 May
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 10 May - 16 May
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 113 Soil Mechanics Lab
3 May - 9 May
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 113 Soil Mechanics Lab
3 May - 9 May
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 113 Soil Mechanics Lab
24 May - 30 May
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 113 Soil Mechanics Lab
24 May - 30 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Leanne Morgan

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Hydraulic conductivity lab report 30%
Field work report 30%
Quiz 10%
Physical and computer modelling report 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Fetter, C. W; Applied hydrogeology ; 4th ed; Pearson Education, 2001.

Freeze, R. Allan. , Cherry, John A; Groundwater ; Prentice-Hall, 1979.

Sanders, Laura L; A manual of field hydrogeology ; Prentice Hall, 1998.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page .

All ENGE414 Occurrences

  • ENGE414-21T2 (C) Term Two 2021
  • ENGE414-21X (C) General non-calendar-based 2021 - Not Offered